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    [–] Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review ElBalubaerMOFO 12 points ago in science

    That is what I thought as well, there were so many of them. Even when I account for the fact that I spend much less time in nature than as a kid, I am still actively looking for them and they have become a rare sigh (speaking for central Europe).

    [–] The wife said: "Bulls can engage in sexual activity more than 20 times in a day. I wish you could do that..." ElBalubaerMOFO 2 points ago in Jokes

    Depends on the question if mating has a purely reproductive purpose, or serves social goals as well, for example increasing the bond between two partners which can increase survival rates of offspring. If you had 20 kids but could only care for 3, it would not make sense evolutionarily if all males tried to fertilize 20 women as fitness of the group would be decreased and this group / tribe would be more likely to fail. However, social pressure on evolution is a complicated thing...

    [–] Anyone else think DeepMind should do a week long stream of AlphaStar playing itself live? ElBalubaerMOFO 1 points ago in starcraft

    True, and if the agents perform poorly, or make sudden clear mistakes, this affects more branches of Alphabet where google uses similar (or at least related) techniques, which could damage the brand (think self-driving cars).

    [–] About AlphaStar ElBalubaerMOFO 8 points ago in starcraft

    I think the point is more that when not being able to control the whole map at once in games 1 - 10 (which feels unfair, the APM is not the major point), A* made this "rookie" mistake. Otherwise, it was a very impressive performance, I agree with you.

    [–] Brownbear's analysis of Alphastar, he makes some really interesting points, check it out. ElBalubaerMOFO 0 points ago in starcraft

    yeah, good point. it still does not necessarily mean it is valid in human vs human :) or I simply do not understand the value of it, bc there simply is no further increase in income after 17 probes (link). At least initially, this has to lead to a smaller army count, so I assumed the value for A* was the protection against harass.

    [–] Brownbear's analysis of Alphastar, he makes some really interesting points, check it out. ElBalubaerMOFO 12 points ago in starcraft

    Great analysis. I wonder if oversaturating is actually a valid strategy or just a result of the superior micro. If a player wins 3 stalkers vs 4 + sentry up the ramp, they can afford spending more an workers easily.

    [–] Humanity Saved ElBalubaerMOFO 1 points ago in starcraft

    Never said something about resources, the fact is that no current RL algorithm rewards all actions, even simple temporal difference learning does not do this.

    [–] Humanity Saved ElBalubaerMOFO 2 points ago in starcraft

    You can even get away with building 30 probes on one-base when you win 3 stalkers vs 4 stalkers + sentry up the opponents ramp.

    [–] Humanity Saved ElBalubaerMOFO 1 points ago in starcraft

    It does not mean all actions are rewarded equally nor that they are only evaluated at the end, e.g. Reward Backpropagation Prioritized Experience Replay uses only non-zero outcome actions. If alphastarcraft only evaluated its actions at the end, it would learn incredibly slow.

    [–] Humanity Saved ElBalubaerMOFO 2 points ago in starcraft

    Exactly, especially when splitting armies, pros do not have that much effective actions per minute (while still spam clicking!). No doubt the AI had superhuman micro thanks to very effective actions during combat, which also allowed it do get away with suboptimal strats (30 probes on one base is ok if you win 3 stalkers vs 4 stalkers + sentry up the ramp).

    [–] Chimpanzees have way better short-term memory than humans. Some researchers believe that humans lost this ability in favor of more advanced communication ElBalubaerMOFO 94 points ago in Awwducational

    Well, it should be noted that these apes are overtrained on the task and spent a good proportion of their lives learning how to solve it. There is no good comparison data for humans. Not saying this isn't impressive, but it is like watching a professional pianist – they studied for this.

    [–] The amount of pride ElBalubaerMOFO 1 points ago in pics

    I don't get it: what does that have to do with Gardner's multiple intelligence theory (which by the way is likely wrong)?

    [–] Guy restores a rusty vice to perfection ElBalubaerMOFO 3 points ago in videos

    trading reddit against afterlife karma?

    [–] Husky finally bringing closure ElBalubaerMOFO 1 points ago in starcraft

    Likely you are right. After watching one (could not do more) of the NN videos, this is probably way more lucrative than SC could be and it might be worth getting rid of what was behind. Sill pretty weird.

    [–] This is the world's smallest pregnant woman, at nine months. ElBalubaerMOFO 6 points ago in WTF

    Yeah, thats fine. I think you overstate how many disabled people are happy though, maybe for the sake of argument. "Plenty" is not a very valid point as disability is clearly correlated for example with depression. Correlation does not mean that everyone is unhappy, but it is valid to ask if it is ethical to get children if it can be assumed that they will not be happy. This decision can only be made by the prospective parents, I agree with that point.

    [–] Guy saves a girl from drowning ElBalubaerMOFO 2 points ago in videos

    somewhat disappointed that it does not (yet) exist...

    [–] Been on zoloft for 2 months, will i feel anything If I roll an E? ElBalubaerMOFO 2 points ago in MDMA

    Half life of sertraline is around 25 hours, to be relatively safe you should wait at least days, ideally more. Serotonin syndrome can fuck you up, do not combine both.

    [–] Apple quotes customer $1,200 to fix one bent pin on a ribbon cable. ElBalubaerMOFO 3 points ago in videos

    Personal preference. I really enjoy the reliable and comfortable features of OSX for media, communication etc and the ability to use the bash shell for other stuff, mostly work related.

    [–] Apple quotes customer $1,200 to fix one bent pin on a ribbon cable. ElBalubaerMOFO 5 points ago in videos

    I agree with what you say if you are talking about hardware, but it is simply not true for mac OS. Because it is just a unix system, it is very easy to manipulate basically all software settings especially for advanced users.